Metanephrops rubellus (Moreira, 1903)
Urugavian lobster
photo by FAO

Family:  Nephropidae (clawed crabs)
Max. size:  18 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 50 - 150 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: off the east coast of South America between 23 S (off Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and 38 S (off Buenos Aires Province, Argentina).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  It has a total body length (adult specimen) ranging between 11 and 18 cm; and carapace length between 5 and 18 cm (Ref. 4). Maximum depth from Ref 4. Occurs at depths between 50 and 150 m deep (Ref. 4). Found on the shelf break (Ref. 106830).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 03 December 2009 Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 11.12.05
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 01.05.20

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